This outstanding resource, which has been tried and tested over many years is designed to help inject a bit of fun, engage those troublesome lads and help students to understand why the German army was so successful from 1939 - 1940. Both the PowerPoint and the worksheet has been beautifully illustrated throughout and the tasks and activities are suitable for the full range of abilities. The planning sheet and follow up literacy exercise will keep your students fully engaged whilst providing a useful piece of work for assessment or display.
When you download this resource you will receive a fourteen slide PowerPoint, a four page worksheet, a planning sheet to help students plan their own invasion using the Blitzkrieg tactics and a literacy task sheet that can be used in lesson or set as homework. The PowerPoint is designed to accompany the worksheet and contains the aims, objectives, differentiated outcomes, starters, plenaries, pictures diagrams and links to video clips, that you will need to teach the lesson.
The key focus of the lesson is to look at how the Blitzkrieg tactics worked by looking at the different weapons and tactics used at each stage. The worksheet includes differentiated activities and questions, but the main activity is to get students to apply what they have learnt by planning their own Blitzkrieg attack in either pairs or groups using the supplied planning sheet. Everything is simply explained and you do not need to be an expert to be able to enjoy this memorable lesson. Ideally, I would spend two lessons on this topic, you can always miss out the questions or trim things here or there if you wanted to only spend one lesson, but that would be a shame but your students will love this topic!
The aims and objectives of the lesson are:
Theme: Why was the German army successful 1940 - 41?
Know: What were the key features of a Blitzkrieg?
Understand: The differences between trench warfare and a Blitzkrieg?
Evaluate: Why was the German Blitzkrieg successful in 1940?
Skills: Cause, Consequence, Evaluation and Judgement.
WILF = What Am I Looking For this lesson?
Identify and Describe - the key features of a Blitzkrieg
Explain - why the German army was so successful in 1940?
Analyse - begin to form a judgement about the theme.
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